Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open and out in front - The OU at 40 

Yes the Royal Charter for the OU was granted on St George’s Day 1969.

The one innovation of the Wilson era Labour government that has really survived and thrived (apart from the liberalising Home Office reforms and those were due to the influence of one R. Jenkins, later of This Parish…)

The press release includes this note:

The Open University continuing to lead the education revolution
• In 2008, the OU was the first UK University to join iTunesU, the area of Apple’s iTunes store that offers downloadable educational content.
• Also in 2008, the OU launched its own online video community site called ‘ouView in YouTube’
• A wide range of free online courses is also available from OpenLearn, the OU’s award-winning open educational resource website.

Wouldst that our Party was as on the ball with the new media…

Have a look at OpenLearn here…

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